Pope: Under the Cross Mary “gave birth to us all: She gave birth to the Church”

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Pope Francis’ homily (here) has statements that are in contradiction to both the Bible, and in one case, Roman Catholic teaching.

Let’s take it point by point:

Pope Francis: “Under the cross Mary” gave birth to us all: She gave birth to the Church”. 

Acts 2:2-4 The birth of the church happened on the day of Pentecost, ten days after Jesus’ ascension into heaven:And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Pope Francis: Mary knew and lived her whole life with a pierced heart. “She followed Jesus and heard the people’s comments, sometimes for Him, sometimes against. But she was always right behind her Son. That’s why we call her the first disciple”.

EWTN Catholic teaching: “The beginning of Jesus’ mission also meant separation from his Mother, who did not always follow her son in his travels on the roads of Palestine. Jesus deliberately chose separation from his Mother and from family affection, as can be inferred from the conditions he gave his disciples for following him and for dedicating themselves to proclaiming God’s kingdom” (source)

Pope Francis said he was offering these few and simple words to help us contemplate this mystery in silence. In this moment, beneath the Cross, Mary gave birth to the Church and to all of us: “Woman”, says her Son, ‘behold your children”. 

Opinion: Except that is not what Jesus said, even according to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Bible: “Seeing His mother there with the disciple whom He loved, Jesus said to His mother, “Woman here is your son”. In turn He said to the disciple, “There is your mother”. From that hour onward he took her into his home.” John 19:26-27

Finally Catholic teaching that Mary was born without sin is not found in Scripture. Mary acknowledged her need for a savior: And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46-47

3 COMMENTS

  1. “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” – Matthew 7:22

    The Catholic Church is known for their version of salvation being “works” among the top things to do in order to attain eternal life. They are also known for “casting out devils”. Hence exorcisms, etc. And there are “many” Catholics throughout the world today. Nearly a billion and a half. Is it any wonder the Scriptures mention such a twisted body of believers?

    “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” – Matthew 24:4

    We have all been warned. Even those within the Catholic Church have been warned. This verse is in their Bible as well.

  2. Did anyone inform “First Pope” Peter that he no longer gets credit by the RCC for starting the church? Awk–ward! This pope is only the latest to rewrite history. This, I believe, is a deliberate move to take the focus off Jesus and the Father. So what else is new?

    Mary gave birth to the Savior, Who through His Holy Spirit began the Church. Period.

  3. It is impossible to reconcile the Word of God and
    statements made by the pope.

    Acts 20:28(KJV)
    28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all
    the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made
    you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he
    hath purchased with his own blood.

    Jesus Christ purchased the church with his own blood
    at the cross, sent his Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4)
    and has always been the head of the Church !

    Colossians 1:18(KJV)
    18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is
    the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all
    things he might have the preeminence.

    Unfortunately the pope sees fit to freelance his own
    thoughts which is in direct contradiction to the bible.

    Acts 20:29-30 (KJV)
    29 For I know this, that after my departing shall
    grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing
    the flock.
    30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking
    perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

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